Fashion has always been the difference between a good day and a great day. It’s walking into the break room and finding freshly made bagels with homemade peanut butter, it’s finding your favourite pair of shoes on sale only your size, and it’s the coolest summer breeze on a hot August night. For me, fashion has provided me the confidence to speak up, to strive further professionally and really discover myself. It’s beautiful, it’s comforting, it helps me express myself without saying anything at all… and it’s seriously being hindered by below thirty degree Canadian winters.
I’ve always had a good laugh at a few Fall/Winter fashion shows. They showcase their beautiful tights, pleated skirts and short sleeve coats. Sure, they’re lovely and I want to wear them all season, but it’s just impossible in Canada. As somebody who frequents public transit, I knew I needed to find an alternative to feel myself while facing the cold.
Below are some of my finds to get me through the winter. I hope you find your warm and fashionable niche this cold season like I did!
Women’s Medina Rain Ankle Boots
Putting a short wool sock in these boots makes them an all year round favourite. They’re comfortable, true to size and make me feel super fashionable. Not only do they feature a rubber sole and proper traction, but they feature a rubber coated heel which is made to look higher fashion with the brown leather panel on the back. Did I also mention that rubber boots are the easiest to clean in the winter? These are perfect at $250.
This coat is high quality, and undeniably beautiful. It’s perfect for cold weather, even if you take a trip further North. I also love that this coat isn’t as obvious as a Canada Goose, setting you apart from the crowd while still staying toasty warm. At $1,165, it’s definitely a coat to save for.
Dylanium Knits Carolina Toque
You lose so much heat from your head in the winter, it would be crazy not to wear a hat. Not just any hat, but a beautifully knitted toque from Dylanium Knits. It’s easy to mistake this choice as an endorsement as Dylanium Knits will be available on Luevo, but his hats are high quality, warm, soft and very versatile. The toque trend makes this a great option to wear in the fall with just a scarf and sweater, or a cozy must-have for the coldest days in Winter. If you wear this hat a conservative twice a week in the Fall and Winter, the hat only costs $1.80 each time you wear it. Realistically, you’ll wear it some days in the fall and every day in the winter. For only $99, do the math, this piece is an easy yes!
Article written by guest fashion blogger Bhreigh Gillis. You can follow her on twitter @Bhreigh.